drop out of sight

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drop out of sight

1. To fall behind another object or item and become hidden from view. If you're looking for a letter, check behind the refrigerator—mail has a tendency to drop out of sight back there.
2. To avoid being seen, as by hiding or evasion. The thief dropped out of sight while the police searched the nearby neighborhoods. The enemy troops are approaching. Drop out of sight until they're within striking distance.
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drop out of sight

 
1. . Lit. to fall behind something and be seen no longer. The pen dropped out of sight behind the sofa nevermore to be seen.
2. Fig. to disappear from public view; [for someone] to go into hiding. The robbers dropped out of sight and the crime was never solved.
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A hefty retainer convinces Bernie to take on the cases: the brother of a man Bernie has once sent to jail, albeit with no hard feelings, hires Bernie to find his brother, Ralph Boutette, who has completely dropped out of sight.
Realizing that Webb had dropped out of sight in amateur competitions, Thornfeldt sought her out and took over her training.
Lou Reed would be a major figure in rock even if he had dropped out of sight in 1970 after leaving the Velvet Underground.